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Party DJ Playlists

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee delves into some classic Party DJ Playlists.

There can’t be many events where you aren’t required to play a few “party songs”. These are the tracks that have guests of all ages heading for the dancefloor to join in with the actions or to show off their best dance moves.

Party DJ Tracks

A few examples of classic party tracks are:

  • Madness – One Step Beyond
  • John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – The Grease Megamix
  • S Club 7 – Reach
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (O.S.T.) – The Time Warp

Every decade offered a selection of party anthems, here’s just a quick reference to party tracks from each era:

60s Party Tracks

  • Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again
  • Lulu & the Luvvers – Shout
  • Little Eva – The Loco-Motion

70s Party Tracks

  • Village People – Y.M.C.A.
  • Showaddywaddy – Under The Moon Of Love
  • Sweet – Wig Wam Bam

80s Party Tracks

  • Gap Band – Oops Up Side Your Head
  • Black Lace – Agadoo
  • Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers – Swing The Mood

90s Party Tracks

  • Los Del Rio – Macerena
  • Whigfield – Saturday Night
  • Steps – 5,6,7,8

Classic Party Tracks

Some party classics have been covered by other artists giving you options of which version to play:

  • Kylie Minogue – The Loco-Motion
  • Brendon – Gimme Some

For those brave enough to go down the party ‘action song’ route, then there are plenty of options:

  • Black Lace – Superman
  • Tweets – Birdie Song
  • Fast Food Rockers – Fast Food Song

Some songs have just become party favourites with audiences of all ages:

  • Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
  • Monkees – Daydream Believer
  • Beatles – Twist & Shout
  • Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Frank Sinatra – Theme From ‘New York, New York’

New music will come and go but the classics will always be the classics and now is the perfect time to play a few more for your guests as everyone is ready for a PARTY!!! 

Mastermix have created Essential Hits Party that has all you need to create a Party DJ set. The collection has a unique DJ-friendly formula that includes 40 huge tracks that are complemented by 10 Transition tracks giving you 50 massive anthems to add to your DJ music library.

Below are two Party DJ Playlists from myself and Mastermix Ambassador Alan Marshall, to give you ideas and inspiration for your next event.

Party DJ Playlists

Alan Marshall – Award Winning Wedding DJ & Mastermix Ambassador

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“Played at the right time, there is always a place for a party track or two”

Set Duration: 20 mins
BPM: 92 – 190

  • Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Beatles – Twist & Shout
  • Lulu & the Luvvers – Shout
  • Madness – One Step Beyond
  • Dion – Runaround Sue
  • Tom Jones – Delilah
  • Monkees – Daydream Believer
  • Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
  • Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary

Richard Lee – Professional DJ & Mastermix Label Manager 

Mastermix Label Manager Richard Lee in front of a beach party view

“Sometimes you’ve just got to take the bull by the horns and go for it when it comes to a party set. You can choose to play it safe…or see how far you can take things…safe in the knowledge that you have that ‘bullseye’ tune in reserve should you need it”

Set Duration: 15 mins
BPM: 104 – 183

  • Gap Band – Oops Up Side Your Head
  • Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
  • Brendon – Gimme Some
  • Little Eva – The Loco-Motion
  • Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
  • Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Wooly Bully
  • Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers – Swing The Mood